Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel, assists local law enforcement with arrest of mariner

Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel, assists local law enforcement with arrest of mariner
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews responded to a report of a disabled vessel and assisted local law enforcement personnel with the arrest of a mariner in Ilwaco, Friday. After locating the disabled vessel and towing it to Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Coast Guard personnel discovered safety and possible criminal violations aboard the mariner’s vessel during a post search and rescue boarding,...

Coast Guard and partner agencies test response to active shooter during exercise

Coast Guard and partner agencies test response to active shooter during exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, conducted a mock active shooter response exercise today at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. The exercise, which began at 9 a.m., involved a mock active shooter-style attack on local Coast Guard units. Law enforcement partners from around Buffalo quickly activated a unified response and neutralized...

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, is conducting a half-day active shooter response exercise Thursday morning at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, located at 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo. Those nearby should expect to hear gunshot sounds from blank ammunition being fired, emergency announcements, and yelling from exercise...

Coast Guard warns illegal passenger vessel operators of stiff fines and penaltie

Coast Guard warns illegal passenger vessel operators of stiff fines and penaltie
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Coast Guard warns recreational and commercial boaters of stiff fines and penalties for conducting illegal passenger transport operations in the Port of San Juan during Saint Sebastian Festival celebrations from 15 to 18 January. Coast Guard boat crews and maritime security officers on land will be increasing security patrols throughout the planned festivities to guarantee...

Coast Guard, Canadian agencies investigating vessel hijacking on Niagara River

Coast Guard, Canadian agencies investigating vessel hijacking on Niagara River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Canada’s Niagara Regional Police and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a reported hijacking of a Canadian-flagged charter vessel by two Canadian men Tuesday afternoon. About 1:30 p.m. the master of an 18-foot Canadian charter vessel took his boat to Coast Guard Station Niagara, New York, to report that just...

Shiprider Training reinforces successful U.S. Coast Guard – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Partnership

Shiprider Training reinforces successful U.S. Coast Guard - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Partnership
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and their U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement counterparts are scheduled to participate in a rigorous two-week joint U.S.-Canadian maritime patrol training program starting Dec. 8, 2014, at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, S.C. Under the Shiprider program, specially-trained, cross-designated Coast Guard and...

Impaired boater arrested after allision with moored sailboat

Impaired boater arrested after allision with moored sailboat
BOSTON — Coast Guard law enforcement crews assisted in the arrest of an impaired boat operator Sunday, near Portland Harbor, Maine. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center received notification from a Casco Bay Lines employee of an allision between a 35-foot sailing vessel and the moored 50-foot sailing vessel Frances. A crew from Coast Guard Station South Portland...

US joins anti-piracy organization

US joins anti-piracy organization
WASHINGTON – The U.S. will become the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) on Tuesday. Established in 2006, ReCAAP’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation through information sharing, capacity building and cooperative arrangements in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in the region. It is...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...